One of the biggest issues facing the world is food shortage. With climate change affecting the world’s food production, there is a desperate need for a sustainable food source that can be produced locally.
Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as a source of nutrition which has been practiced in most parts of the world throughout history. Crickets contain some of the best nutrition profiles of any edible insect. They can be deep-fried, boiled, dry roasted, baked, or even dried and ground into cricket flour, which is protein-rich and can be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes. Compared to livestock farming, crickets need a very small landmass and feed to get a large amount of protein.
The design simplifies the process of cricket farming for any user that wants to get into farming on a small scale. The unit uses the beauty of the natural materials to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the farm which gives the activity a more naturalistic feel compared to its plastic DIY counterpart. It is easy to customize the farm’s layout and all the individual parts are easy to replace when damaged.